In case you missed it, the NFL draft kicked off last night! Two Buckeyes came off the board in the first 32 picks: Nick Bosa, second overall to San Fransisco, and Dwayne Haskins, 15th overall to Washington. Because it was the NFL draft, it had some immensely stupid picks, including my personal favorite: The Giants drafting a player with roughly the same stats as Todd Boeckman with the sixth pick over Dwayne Haskins. Dwayne Haskins, for reference, threw two fewer touchdowns in 2018 alone than Daniel Jones did in three seasons as Duke starter.
So, why did the Giants draft a bad quarterback instead of a good one? Well, as their brain genius owner says, he may be hit by a car at anytime, so who cares:
Drafting a bad quarterback with plans to sit him behind another bad quarterback for three seasons is advanced levels of NFL brain. Pair that with the fact that Daniel Jones was drafted entirely because he played for the same coach that Eli and Peyton Manning like, and you’ve got what may be the most on brand NFL draft pick ever. Nepotism, completely insane quotes, and bad quarterback play. The holy trifecta.
Day two another light one for Buckeyes?
The first day of the draft wasn’t expected to be huge for Ohio State this year. Obviously we knew Nick and Dwayne would be off the board early, but outside of them, there weren’t a ton of obvious first round guys to leave Ohio State this past year. Parris Campbell and Dre’Mont Jones had a chance to jump up, but were always thought of as more Day two type prospects.
According to the latest mock draft from NFL dot com, the second day may be a bit quieter than expected.
Parris Campbell: 2.51, Tennessee: Parris would be headed to a spot with a couple good receivers, a decent offensive line, and a good quarterback (when healthy). On top of that, he’d be reunited with Mike Vrabel, and likely in a spot to contend for the playoffs right away. For Parris, who projects to be a slot receiver type in the NFl, that feels like an awesome fit.
If Parris does go here, it would be a full on Buckeye show, because per our own Alexis Chassen, Buckeye legend Eddie George will be announcing that pick for Tennessee.
Unfortunately, that’s the only Buckeye listed on this specific mock.
Now, in others, we could see as many as four Buckeyes taken, like Sports Illustrated, which has Campbell going 40th to Buffalo, Terry McLaurin 51st to Tennessee, Jones 65th to Arizona and Michael Jordan 102 to Baltimore.
CBS Sports splits the difference a bit, sending Campbell to Cincinnati at 42, McLaurin to Jacksonville at 69 (nice), and Jones to Denver at 71.
“The Ohio State Men’s tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday morning with a 4-0 win over Minnesota.”
In case you were wondering, yes, Ohio State’s men’s tennis team is still balling. They’ve been number one in the nation for what feels like a decade now, and as the one seed in the Big Ten tournament, they’re officially headed to the conference semifinal. It didn’t seem to take a ton, as the Buckeyes blasted right through Minnesota.
Next up for Ohio State is Michigan, who comes in at 19th in the nation. The Buckeyes thrashed Michigan in their only meting of the year thus far, back in March, 7-1. They’re hoping for a repeat tomorrow morning at ten, as they look to secure a spot in the final, against either the winner Penn State and Iowa or the winner of Purdue and Illinois, depending on the results of their Friday afternoon semifinal matchup.